This introductory column originally ran on Feb. 4, 2019. Not much has changed, but the last six months have certainly recharged an old sportswriter's batteries.
Normally a July night is a fairly quiet time for a teacher and coach on summer break. Michele Matticks has encountered quite the opposite this week. But that’s a good sign for a coach and a school poised to step into a new arena when the new school year arrives.
For Payton Props, a lot of the necessary ingredients for success as a diver were built in or added for her when she was younger.
The Lubbock High girls send 10 athletes on the road to Austin this weekend for the 2018 Class 5A state meet, which gets started Friday afternoon at the Class 5A state meet begins Friday afternoon with preliminaries at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Lubbock High’s Kolos Nagy is headed to his fourth consecutive state meet and is looking to not just medal but earn some gold in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley.